Post by oneshotkill on Mar 25, 2008 23:55:49 GMT -5
I am going to be getting into reloading in the next few weeks for my Savage 114 30-06. I would like to start with these bullets in 168 grain, www.nosler.com/index.php?p=3&bullet=1, Federal #210 Large Rifle primers, and IMR-4350 powder.
Do you think this would make a decent load or do you have a recipe like this or any other good 30-06 receipes? What kind of groups do you think I would get with Hornady SST bullets?
Well beings as I use a same weight bullet , the same primer and the same powder in my Savage and shoot sub MOA with mine I don't see why it shouldn't work for you . The only difference is I use the Barnes TSX 168 gr match bullet . Good luck with yours .
All bullets of the same shape and size, with the same powder and primer will shoot identically out to about 200 yards. It doesn't matter if they cost $10 each or ten cents each. As I posted earlier - the IMR 4350 is the industry standard for that round.
The problem with pet loads is that no one round will work best in all guns. The 30-06 is probably the most forgiving of all the rounds. As I stated before - you don't need magnum type - expensive bullets to kill a whitetail deer. A whitetail deer is a thin skinned animal and if you plan to eat it, you want a bullet that will kill it but no do so much damage that it has a hole blown through it that you could throw a cat through.
If you were talking Elk - you would probably want to move up to a 180 grain bullet anyways.
The best way to find out what shoots best in your rifle is to load some rounds and then move up from a safe starting point by 1/10 of a grain until you find which shoots best. But you also have to remember that changes in temperature, humidity and time of day will influence what that bullet does down range. Something that might be deadly accurate at 100 yards on a 70* day, might not shoot the same in a tree-stand in the middle of a blizzard when it is 10* outside. Those expensive bullets are not the answer when it comes to shooting white tailed deer.
I'm talking from experience here. I have shot over 200 white tail deer in my life and I can tell you that they don't know the difference between Hornady and Sierra or Winchester bag bullets, dead is dead. The best medicine is to use a round that is cheap to reload and practice until you get so good with your gun that all you will have to do is point it and the deer will fall over dead - just like Chuck Conners on The Rifleman....
Post by preacherman on Dec 27, 2011 15:22:09 GMT -5
Excellent reply Rifleman, One shot Kill, IMR 4350 (*** NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH Hogdon 4350) ( not the same animal), but the IMR is indeed the premier powder for your ought pole. Out to 200 yards as Rifleman stated it's not going to make a bit of difference if you use spitzers, corelokts, Hornady balistic tips, etc etc etc. What is going to matter is YOU! Did you practice with your weapon enough to be proficient. Punching paper AIN"T no where like shooting The Majestic Whitetail. After more years hunting than i want to admit to ::) i still get sweaty hands and heart racing when i look thru the scope at an old mossy horn. ( if it ever get where i don't, i'm quitting) As a Hunter's Safety Instructor here in bayou country I always tell the students" your greatest opportunity for success is PRACTICE.
well i'll get off my soapbox now safe hunting Bro. Jeff
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